These days, it’s all about thinking outside the box a bit where your home renovations are concerned. You don’t always have to splurge on big ticket items to create a luxurious feel in your kitchen, bathroom or elsewhere in the house. Often, it’s just about how you choose to use the various tools at your disposal that will create a true sense of luxury at home. Here are five ways in which you could use your tiles creatively to give your house a bit of extra pizzazz.
If you’ve gone for subway tiles in your kitchen and are looking for a quick and easy way to spice the look up a bit without spending any extra cash, having a herringbone splashback could look incredible. And what’s even better is that you’re unlikely to see this pattern appearing in the homes of your friends and family, so you’re always going to get the compliments rolling in. Just sit back and watch as they all copy your ideas!
All too often, kitchen and bathroom tiles are on the smaller side but you can mix the look up a bit by choosing bigger tiles for a new look. Another key benefit of opting for bigger tiles is that they take less time to install, so your new room will be finished sooner rather than later.
This is a beautiful and Moroccan-inspired look that will always stand the test of time. Just make sure that you allow ten per cent extra for any breakages, since you’ll be cutting more than you would otherwise.
You don’t always have to install your tiles in a linear fashion. Why don’t you pick out the ones that you like and then ask your kitchen fitter to lay in them out in an interesting mosaic? You could come up with your own designs to really put your own stamp on your house. Remember that mosaic patterns are usually used in accent areas since they require more grout to be used, so you’d be wise not to cover a full-height wall in mosaic tiles. They also work really well on shower floors as they’ll make your wall tiles really stand out.
We’ve mentioned subway tiles already but they’re so popular at the moment that they deserve to be featured again. Why don’t you do something a little different and instead of laying them out in brick formation, which you will see more often than not, why don’t you lay the tiles vertically? This will make give added impact to your space and it’s also a brilliant way of making rooms seem taller – perfect if your bathroom or kitchen is small, or your ceilings are low.
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